Russia’s new high-speed railway (HSR) line, linking Moscow and Saint Petersburg, will connect to the Moscow Central Diameter – D3, which is scheduled for launch in late 2022 or early 2023.
Four high-speed train hubs will be created in the city at the Zelenograd, Petrovsko-Razumovskaya, Rizhskaya and Leningradskiy railway stations.
These will enable passengers arriving from St Petersburg to more easily move around the city via its many modes of public transport.
“New routes, services and hubs that bring together, different types of transport are all important components of large cities, so that residents and tourists can build flexible routes depending on their needs. With these new HSR hubs, passengers will have more convenient access to Moscow’s urban transport.”
Over the last 10 years, passenger flow between Moscow and St Petersburg has grown by 64%, particularly via flights and the current high-speed Sapsan service.
With the launch of the new HSR line, travel between Moscow and St Petersburg will reduce from four hours to two and a half, with new trains travelling up to 400 kilometres per hour.
In addition to creating an improved high-speed connection between Russia’s central and northern capitals, the new HSR links four regions – Moscow, Tver, Novograd and Lenigrad – and it’s expected that tens of thousands of people will use the service every day.
Construction of the new line, 657 kilometre in length, is scheduled between 2022 and 2025, and it is due to open in 2026.
Moscow for Transport has announced it aims to begin testing driverless trams in Moscow at the end of the year or into early 2023.
UWC gains certification from Federal Railway Certification Register for its new model of tank car, designed for transporting chemicals.
STM Trading House is supplying Russian port terminals in Khabarovsk and Novorossiysk with its latest TEM14M shunting locomotives.
Trains are now alternately running in both directions on the Belorusskaya – Savyolovskaya track of the Moscow Central Diameter 1 (MCD-1).
Moscow Metro has opened a section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) in the south and west of the city, with 10 new stations.
STM has entered the rail infrastructure services market with the establishment of a new railway infrastructure division.
Trading House STM has supplied 19 track maintenance vehicles to Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat (NMMC) in Uzbekistan.
During its first year of operation, it's predicted that 6.6 million people will choose to travel on the MCD D3 line rather than by car.
UWC's model 13-6724 flat car has been certified and it's begun supplying Laude Smart Intermodal with 1,000 freight cars.
Russian Railways plans to introduce unmanned trains in Moscow and is testing an ATO system on its high-speed electric train Lastochka.
The MCD-3 is expected to raise the value of real estate in the district of Zelenograd by 15% and lower passengers’ travel costs by 82%.
This week the second Baikal tunnel on the Baikal-Amur Mainline was officially opened to rail traffic by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
United Wagon Company (UWC) has received an order from EuroChem for 2,000 new generation hopper cars for mineral fertilisers.
Shchekinoazot has signed a contract for 132 new generation tank cars for methanol from United Wagon Company (UWC).
Rolling stock owner and operator RB Group has ordered 3,600 flat cars from Russian freight car manufacturer United Wagon Company (UWC).
Freight manufacturer UWC has delivered 50 box cars to rail operator Locotrans.The parties signed the contract for the railcars in early 2021.
United Wagon Company (UWC) will manufacture and deliver 1,000 large-capacity container flat cars to intermodal operator Trans Synergy LLC.
United Wagon Company has received a further order from leasing company Dessa for flat cars for the transportation of timber.
UWC has delivered on a flat car order for the transportation of timber products. The customer was Arkhbum in Russia.
The flat cars Deutsche Bahn ordered from UWC are undergoing testing to ensure they are fit for purpose prior to certification.
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Central Exurban Passenger Company (CPPK) has purchased 21 EP2D electric multiple units from Transmashholding. They will all be 11-car trains.
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Tver new model trains to include single-storey sleeper cars that will feature improved climate control as well as reduced noise levels.
The Russian Railways wifi project will see the number of stations in the country with free wifi rise from 136 to 218 by the end of 2019.
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TVZ and Federal Passenger Company have signed a contract for the delivery of 3,730 passenger coaches to be delivered between 2019 and 2025.
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United Wagon Company is to supply Shchekinoazot with 101 ammonia and methanol tank cars that the customer will receive in full by the end of March 2019.
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Grain exporter Trade House RIF has signed a contract with United Wagon company for the purchase of 700 UWC hopper cars, to be delivered by 09/19.
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